In three main chapters, the book covers new developments in the use of biobased food packaging as well as issues concerning recycling of environmentally compatible packaging and specific applications for biobased and biodegradable packaging. On more than 550 pages, the authors cover a wealth of aspects, from classification and properties to production, processes and testing. Environmental aspects are covered in considerable detail.
Experts from around the globe have contributed to the 22 chapters of this well-structured, very informative and detailed book. An excellent read and reference not only for professionals in the food packaging industry!
Presentation of the publisher
Environmentally compatible food packaging
- reviews bio-based, biodegradable and recycled materials and their current and potential applications
- discusses consumer preference, environmental performance, eco-design and the quality of recycled materials as factors involved in choosing alternative packaging materials
- summarises EU legislation and certification of environmentally compatible packaging
Food packaging performs an essential function, but packaging materials can have a negative impact on the environment. This collection reviews bio-based, biodegradable and recycled materials and their current and potential applications for food protection and preservation.
The first part of the book looks at the latest advances in bio-based food packaging materials. Part two discusses the factors involved in choosing alternative packaging materials such as consumer preference, measuring the environmental performance of food packaging, eco-design, and the safety and quality of recycled materials. Part three contains chapters on the applications of environmentally-compatible materials in particular product sectors, including the packaging of fresh horticultural produce, dairy products and seafood. This section also covers active packaging, modified atmosphere packaging and biobased intelligent food packaging. The book finishes with a summary of the legislation and certification of environmentally-compatible packaging in the EU.
E Chiellini (ed.), 2008: Environmentally compatible food packaging. Woodhead Publishing, 592 pages, hardback, €200.00, ISBN 1 84569 194 6
Source: Woodhead Publishing, 2009-01.